What is the SurPASS study?
The Surveillance and Phylogenetic Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Sequences is a study that extends the SARS-CoV-2 sequencing efforts already occurring at the IGI Genomics Sequencing Lab. If you participate, this study will make any sequencing results coming from samples you gave identifiable to the investigators. These investigators will combine it with additional data such as your SARS-CoV-2 vaccination status, your other relevant medical history, and what kind of symptoms you experienced when you gave your sample.
This study will help us learn about the factors influencing how SARS-CoV-2 variants emerge and spread which we hope can help us overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future disease outbreaks.
This study is entirely voluntary.